Shedeur Sanders and Cam'Ron Silmon Kick off High School Season in a Battle of State Champions
In what would typically be a Friday night where thousands of high school football teams across the country were kicking off their season, only a smattering were given the green light to start their season last night among Covid-19 concerns.
FAU football 2021 commits quarterback Shedeur Sanders and defensive back Cam'Ron Silman traveled with their three-time defending Texas state champion Trinity Christian football team to Mississippi to take on defending 6A state Madison-Ridgeline Acadamy.
Sanders (pictured above) opened the game driving his team right down the field through the air and on the ground.
The drive was capped off with a 12-yard touchdown run by Sanders.
The rest of the first half was a defensive battle with both teams quarterbacks struggling for time to throw.
Silman lined up all over the defensive backfield showing off his physicality, making tackles, breaking up passes, and pressuring the quarterback on blitzes.
Trinity added a late second-quarter pick-six to take a 14-7 half time lead.
On the first drive of the second half, Sanders finished it with his first touchdown pass of the season from eight yards out.
Madison-Ridgeline fought their back to take a 21-20 lead midway in the 4th quarter.
Sanders made his best play of the night when he hit his receiver for 46 yards down to the three-yard line while facing pressure in his face forcing him to throw off his back foot.
Trinity Christian would take a 26-20 the lead two plays later with just over four min to play.
With Madison-Ridgeline driving, Silmon made what looked to be the game-sealing interception in the back of the endzone, ripping it away from the receiver with just over two minutes to play.
Trinty would make a costly error on the ensuing drive, fumbling the ball on a reverse that gave their opponent time to score the game-winning touchdown, taking a 27-26 lead with just seconds remaining.
Despite the loss, Silmon and Sanders showed major playing making ability in the game's biggest moments.
Trinity Christain will head back on the road next to the state of Tennessee to take on Knoxville Catholic.
NJOWL saidShedeur and Cam'ron will be playing on ESPN at Noon today! Now that's exposure! Making waves!Posted On: Aug 29th 2020, 11:30 AM
Great find NJ!
Two-star safety Cam'Ron Silmon officially de-committed from FAU football class of 2021.
This was a long time coming as I was told he was 50/50 before the early period.
As signing day gets closer, Willie Taggart and his staff will have to make some tough decisions with the current commits as space is very limited.
I would take that!
Rick saidJust for the record Silmon ended up at Jackson State…SHOCKER!Posted On: Feb 3rd 2021, 4:58 PM
Behind all those p5 transfers! Dumb move IMHO. Deion will be outta there after 2 seasons MAX, by FBS job (WITH his son) OR NCAA recruiting violations! Lots of stink/smore around his recruiting this year!!!